The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association (PCFMA) has worked with the San Jose Downtown Association on the downtown market all of its 21 seasons. PCFMA selects up to 35 vendors arrive each week with fresh-picked seasonal produce, artisan breads and baked goods, freshly caught fish, grass-fed beef, locally produced cheeses, local honey and honey products, olive oils and vinegars, wine, and jams and sauces, all locally made. Now in its 25th year, PCFMA has more than 70 markets and 700 agricultural and food producers throughout the Bay Area.
From May 2 to Nov. 21, the Downtown San Jose Farmers' Market opens each Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on a picturesque block of San Pedro Square, at Santa Clara and San Pedro streets. The location and combination of fun, sunshine, fresh goods, lunchtime eateries lining the street and festival atmosphere attracts residents, students, downtown employees and visitors, featuring some of the best people-watching in the South Bay. The market attracts more than 2,000 people each week.